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MOSAIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Mosaic mean? 

MOSAIC (noun)
  The noun MOSAIC has 6 senses:

1. art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
2. viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves
3. a freeware browser
4. a pattern resembling a mosaic
5. transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube
6. assembly of aerial photographs forming a composite picture

  Familiarity information: MOSAIC used as a noun is common.


MOSAIC (adjective)
  The adjective MOSAIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him
2. decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together

  Familiarity information: MOSAIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOSAIC (noun)


Sense 1mosaic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("mosaic" is a kind of...):

art; fine art (the products of human creativity; works of art collectively)

Meronyms (parts of "mosaic"):

tessera (a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics)


Sense 2mosaic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("mosaic" is a kind of...):

plant disease (a disease that affects plants)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mosaic"):

potato mosaic (a disease of the leaves of potato plants)

tobacco mosaic (a plant disease causing discoloration of the leaves of tobacco plants)


Sense 3Mosaic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A freeware browser

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Mosaic" is a kind of...):

browser; web browser (a program used to view HTML documents)


Sense 4mosaic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pattern resembling a mosaic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("mosaic" is a kind of...):

form; pattern; shape (a perceptual structure)


Sense 5mosaic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("mosaic" is a kind of...):

transducer (an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another)

Holonyms ("mosaic" is a part of...):

camera; television camera; tv camera (television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam)


Sense 6mosaic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assembly of aerial photographs forming a composite picture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("mosaic" is a kind of...):

exposure; photo; photograph; pic (a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material)


MOSAIC (adjective)


Sense 1Mosaic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Mosaic Law

Pertainym:

Moses ((Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai)


Sense 2mosaic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together

Synonyms:

mosaic; tessellated

Context examples:

a mosaic floor / a tessellated pavement

Similar:

adorned; decorated (provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction)


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